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Old 02.12.2019, 11:25
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Cosmic Crisp!

An apple that can stay crispy for up to a year.
Now all I need is a bigger fridge.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50619281


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Old 03.12.2019, 01:50
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Cosmic Crisp!

An apple that can stay crispy for up to a year.
Now all I need is a bigger fridge.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50619281


https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...o-hit-shelves/
Cool! Or a second one maybe?
Greta will visit you in your dreams

Wasn't one thing about apples that they can be stored for very long in a cellar?
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Wasn't one thing about apples that they can be stored for very long in a cellar?
They do last longer in the cool and dark but the flesh still goes soft with time. To stay crisp they need to be kept in an oxygen free environment, which is hard to come by in the average home.
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Old 03.12.2019, 09:27
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You can stick apples in your average cellar but it will taste manky after some time. Or maybe it's just our medieval building, I can taste some 15th century odor. Greta wouldn't mind I think.
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Old 03.12.2019, 12:38
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Greta wouldn't mind I think.

Actually with less trips to Migros for fresh apples, I'll be reducing my impact on global warming.
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Re: Now this is Progress!

In order to store apples successfully the need to have a certain level of calcium in them which is achieved by spraying apples with a calcium rich, trace element, foliar feed during the growth season.



For best results you spray just after the apple has formed and up to about 3 weeks before harvest, often 6-8 times during the growing season. The apple stores the calcium which allows far longer storage and allowing the farmer or producer to sell his apples at a later time than other producers and hopefully giving him a far higher price than just after the harvesting season.


With transport today, refer containers and the such like you can get fresh apples almost anywhere from any origin at any time during the year so an apple that stays fresh for a year is not so much use after all, unless you are stuck on the space shuttle for a year !
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Old 03.12.2019, 13:37
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Actually with less trips to Migros for fresh apples, I'll be reducing my impact on global warming.
Absolutely. Only; <<Farmers in the state of Washington are exclusively allowed to grow the fruit for the next decade. >>
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Actually with less trips to Migros for fresh apples, I'll be reducing my impact on global warming.
Good for you, Gret.

We had a community bring us their fresh apples when we played and sang in their church. I am glad the apples were off the trees, by 2 months. No chemicals. One can do loads of desserts with manky apples, anyways.

What's up with the apple addiction, I wonder. I've been hooked forever.

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For those of you who want to know more about the Cosmic Crisp, the excellent Planet Money podcast has a dedicated episode.
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